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2014 Tractor Safety Course

2014 Tractor Safety Course

The 2014 Tractor Safety course is scheduled for June 23, 24, & 25th. Classes will be held at the Barney Center, 1000 E. Montgomery St, Sparta from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. all three days. The course will consist of a mix of classroom learning, driving practicum, first aid, and fire extinguisher safety over the course of the three days. Participants must attend all three days in their entirety to pass the course in addition to passing both the written and driving tests. The afternoon of the 25th will be a written and driving test that participants must satisfactorily pass in order to pass the class. For more information click on “Read More”.

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp

La Crosse County youth can attend 4-H camp at Upham Woods near Wisconsin Dells. The camp experience is open to any interested youth currently in grades 3-8. A regular cabin camp is offered for campers in 3rd -6th grade while an advanced camp, offering a more independent schedule, is available for 6th- 8th graders. Youth attending do not have to belong to 4-H to experience summer camp. The camp fee covers lodging, all meals, crafts, camp T-shirt, insurance and transportation to and from camp. Wisconsin’s environmental resources will be emphasized in theme activities throughout camp.

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Comparison of Annual Costs Associated with Home Ownership

Comparison of Annual Costs Associated with Home Ownership

The intent of this report is to calculate and consider the true costs of homeownership in various municipalities throughout La Crosse County. While tax rate differences are often cited as a major reason people choose their housing location, tax rate differences do not alone represent the full financial considerations necessary for homeownership. For more information, please click “Read More”.

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Earned Income Tax Credit

Earned Income Tax Credit

For many families, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), together with the state Earned Income Credit, can bring in anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8,000, depending on household income and size. To help eligible households learn about the credits, UW-Extension has developed a website providing detailed information—including information on eligibility and benefits, links to tax forms, and more. The website, which can be found at http://fyi.uwex.edu/eitc/, also provides resources for groups interested in helping to get the word out about the tax credits. For more information, please click “Read More”.

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Hands on Gardening – Spring Tree Trimming

Hands on Gardening – Spring Tree Trimming

Spring is coming and it’s the time to trim your trees. Steve Huntzicker discusses how and when the best time to trim trees. To view this week’s Hands on Gardening, please click “Read More”.

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Hands on Gardening – Mouse Melon

Hands on Gardening – Mouse Melon

Steve Huntzicker talks about a vegetable that has an unusual name and a unique look, in this week’s Hands on Gardening. To view the segment, please click “Read More”.

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Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN)

Welcome to the home page for the newly created Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN). The goal of WIFDN is to empower members of the public to take action against invasive species by providing training and volunteer opportunities. Participants will receive training through a combination of prerecorded videos, interactive online sessions, and in-field volunteering projects. The cost of registration is $30, which grants access to interactive online training sessions and access to hands on training opportunities. It is recommended that participants test their browser compatibility by following the instructions on the Trainings page. Upon completion of the training portion, participants will be asked to complete at least 24 hours of volunteer work during 2014. For more information and to register, please click “Read More”.

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Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)

Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)

There have been a small number of reports from horse owners in parts of western WI and eastern MN of horses showing acute neurologic signs which could be symptoms of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). For more information, please click “Read More”.

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Turf Grass Management Workshop

Turf Grass Management Workshop

La Crosse County UW-Extension will be offering a homeowner turf grass management workshop in April. Bruce Schweiger, Turf Grass Diagnostic Lab Manager from the OJ Noer Turf Grass Research and Education Facility will discuss multiple aspects of turf grass management from seeding to disease and insect control. The workshop will be held on Monday, April 7th from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Town of Holland town hall facilities in Holmen. For more information, please click “Read More”.

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Onalaska Tree Symposium

Onalaska Tree Symposium

The City of Onalaska Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the UW Extension office will be holding the 2014 Onalaska Tree Symposium on March 26, 2014. The session will be covering the invasive species Emerald Ash Borer, also known as EAB. For more information on the session and how to register, please click “Read More”.

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Hands on Gardening – Pollinators

Hands on Gardening – Pollinators

This week’s Hands on Gardening addresses the important function of pollinators and how to attract them to your garden. To view this segment, please click “Read More”.

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Homeowner Fruit Crop Pruning Workshop

Homeowner Fruit Crop Pruning Workshop

La Crosse, Monroe, Jackson and Vernon County UW-Extension offices will be offering a homeowner fruit crop pruning workshop in March. Local presenters will discuss basic pruning techniques for apple and other tree fruits, grapes and raspberries. The workshop will be held on Saturday March 15th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Ken & Diane Thompson residence which is located at N4350 Roberts Road, Bangor, WI 54614. For more information please click “Read More”.

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Hands on Gardening – 2014 Vegetable of the Year

Hands on Gardening – 2014 Vegetable of the Year

Steve Huntzicker talks about the cucumber, the 2014 Vegetable of the Year. To view this week’s Hands on Gardening, please click “Read More”.

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Hands on Gardening – Pesticide Labels

Hands on Gardening – Pesticide Labels

Steve Huntzicker talks about pesticides for your garden and important information you should look for on the label. To view this week’s Hands on Gardening, please click “Read More”.

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